Intellectual property in Egypt

El-Saghir Law Firm

El-Saghir Law Firm is primarily focused on patent litigation, copyright matters, trade marks, plant breeders’ rights and internet-related IP cases. The highly regarded Hossam A. El-Saghir recently defended a UK-listed pharmaceutical company in a challenge to the registration of a generic drug. Litigator Salah Ismaiel is also recommended.

NAL & Partners

NAL & Partners has one of the country's strongest IP lawyers in Nermien Al-Ali. The firm handles IP enforcement work for Skechers and new client Apple. Al-Ali also won a landmark decision in patent litigation against the Ministry of Health concerning the marketing of generic drugs with patented chemical compositions.

Shalakany Law Office

IP consultant Amal El Khafif and senior partner Sharif Shihata at Shalakany Law Office handle the full range of patent, trade mark, copyright, breeding rights, trade secrets and litigation matters. El Khafif's recent work includes handling key matters for Intercare, Esco Corporation, Heineken and McAfee & Taft.

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law

Zaki Hashem & Partners, Attorneys at Law has an 'easily reachable, dedicated and highly skilled team that covers all aspects of IP'. For Vodafone Egypt, litigator Youssef Abou Zeid and 'responsive, proactive and highly analytical' associate Mohamed Kassem handled matters arising from the use of recordings by a well-known singer.

Al Kamel Law Office

Al Kamel Law Office has a long track record in trade mark registration but now handles infringement matters, rights management, industrial designs, and trade mark-related commercial issues. Sayed Ammar, litigator Mohamed Kamel and Ayman Khatib are the key contacts.

Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company joins the ranking this year thanks to the growing practice of senior associate Hassane El Sheref. His highlights include conducting dawn raids on sellers of counterfeit goods for a multinational science and technology company.

Eldib & Co

Eldib & Co is 'very business minded and very flexible with a common sense approach' and, according to one client, 'delivers work at the level we would expect from a big international law firm'. Associate Mohamed Hassan 'discuss matters thoroughly until all doubts are clarified'. Amr Eldib is the key partner.

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie Interna

Helmy, Hamza & Partners (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) handles IP enforcement matters including piracy, trade mark and copyright infringement. Mohamad Talaat and of counsel Samir Hamza are the key contacts. They advised a global energy company on IP and technology licensing matters.


Levari handles the protection and registration of trade marks in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Litigation partner Mohamed Raslan and associate Hatem Ahmed Sayed, who also handles copyright and registered design matters, are the key contacts.

Marghany Advocates

Managing partner Amir Marghany is the key IP lawyer at Marghany Advocates. He advised Dozzan on the licensing, sale and promotion of Arabic content metadata and also assisted Mazagy with content acquisition including work by unsigned artists.